The annual SEMMer Bash is the time we come out and meet each other over food and games. If you are a new member or you haven’t yet been to a Mensa event, this is a great opportunity to see what Mensa is all about. Our Gifted Youth Coordinator has even prepared a whole day of fun and educational activities for the kids.
We will be at the Bluebird Shelter located at the northeastern point of the park.
Island Lake State Park
12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116
Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. until dusk
Admission fee to picnic:
$7.00 PER CHILD UNDER 10, $10.00 PER ADULT IN ADVANCE
$10.00 PER CHILD UNDER 10, $14.00 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR
Park entry fee: $11 for the state park recreation passport, payable at the gate
Presented by Kathleen Giesting and Spencer Wolff at SEMMantics 2017.
There are more choices than Red or White or Rose! Let’s look (and taste) a rainbow of colors you may not have realized exist. No artistic experience required. It’s all about the grapes and how you treat them!
Download here: SEMMantics2017 Wine Tasting Slides
Questions may be sent to Kathleen at ‘kgiesting at gmail.com’
FOX Searchlight has extended free screenings of its newest release, “Gifted,” for members of American Mensa in select areas. Frank Adler (Chris Evans), is a single dad raising a child prodigy — his spirited young niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace) — in a coastal Florida town. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are disrupted when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
The showing in the Detroit area is on 4/4/2017 at 7:00 PM at AMC Livonia 20, 19500 Haggerty Rd.
If you would like to attend, visit this link: https://www.us.mensa.org/welcome-to-our-site/free-screening-of-gifted-for-mensa-members/
All seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. “Gifted” releases in select theaters April 7 and nationwide April 21.
*** UPDATE: The deadline has passed. ***
The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce that in 2017 it will once again offer Summer Scholarships. This year, two $300 scholarships will be awarded. Interested students can use our online application, which provides applicants with an easy, streamlined method of applying.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be nominated by a current MAGC member (parent, teacher, family friend, etc.). You can also become an MAGC member in order to sponsor someone. Membership is only $25 per year, and you can join online using the Membership Application
. Membership status will be verified prior to award announcements. Winners must agree to submit verification that the scholarship money was used as planned, as well as a short review of the summer experience for possible publication in the MAGC newsletter.
The online application will be available from now until the deadline of 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017- less than a week from now.
Applications must be received online by the deadline to be considered for an award. There are no exceptions to the due date. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, March 31, 2017. Check out the website, www.migiftedchild.org
, for more information, or go directly to the scholarship application form at scholarship application.
We look forward to hearing from you, and good luck to all our applicants!